Virtual Walkway One Mile

Thu May 14 - Sun June 14, 2020 Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601
Events

Virtual Walkway One Mile

$10 Registration ends June 14, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Description

Everyone is invited to participate in the Friends of the Walkway’s first Virtual Walkway One Mile from May 14 through June 14 – a race that can be completed on your own time, at your own pace, from anywhere in the world including the professionally-measured and marked course on the deck of Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Simply track your time and distance using any device, then visit walkway.org/virtualmile to submit to our leaderboard. Next, snap a selfie and post with the hashtag #KeepUsRunning to encourage friends and family to join in. Participants will receive instructions about uploading their time in an email following their registration.

Participation in the Virtual Walkway One Mile is $10, and all entrants will receive a Walkway One Mile patch to commemorate their finish. Patches will be distributed following the conclusion of the race window. For complete details and to register, visit walkway.org/virtualmile. Anyone referring five or more runners to the Virtual Walkway One Mile will receive free entry into the Walkway One Mile heat of their choice on September 5 (excluding the Friendly Auto Group Elite Mile).

All proceeds from the Virtual Walkway One Mile will keep the Friends of the Walkway running despite cancelled events and lost days of merchandise sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in the Virtual Walkway One Mile means that when events are safe to resume and people are again free to gather, Walkway Over the Hudson won’t miss a beat hosting popular free events like Walkway at Night and keeping transformative construction projects like the East Gate Plaza on track. Funds raised will also support the operation of an electric tram that is tentatively scheduled to begin service in the park this summer.

Walkway One Mile and the Virtual Walkway One Mile is organized in partnership between the Friends of the Walkway and Fleet Feet Poughkeepsie with support from Friendly Auto Group and the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club.

Race Contact Info

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Virtual One Mile Details (how does it work, etc.)

  • Your virtual mile should be completed anytime between Thursday, May 14 and Sunday, June 14
  • You can record your run using a treadmill or ANY GPS tracking app (including but not limited to Strava, Runkeeper, Nike, etc.) or ANY activity tracker (including but not limited to Garmin, Apple watch, Coros, Suunto, Polar, etc.)
  • You can complete your run in any location you would like outdoors or indoors (treadmill). There is a professionally measured and marked course on the Walkway Over the Hudson that is available for your use.  It is denoted by the large blue start/finish lines on the bridge. We ask that you respect the current social distancing guidelines and do not run in groups. Please wear a face covering if running on the Walkway.

How to Submit Your Time

  • Once your mile is complete, you can submit your time via RunSignup’s virtual race results platform and they will show up in the public results for our event. If you do not wish to submit your time publicly you don’t have to, this is just for fun! 
  • To submit your time, login to your RunSignup account and click on “Profile”
  • Scroll down until you see “Upcoming Events” and “Virtual Walkway One Mile” 
  • In the upper right-hand corner of that box you will see a link that says “Submit Virtual Results”

Patch Distribution

  • All participants in the Virtual Walkway One Mile will receive a unique event patch to commemorate the event. Patches will be distributed following the conclusion of the race window on Sunday, June 14.  More information about that process will be forthcoming.

Social Media Fun!

  • We want to see your pictures!  After you finish your mile, whether you’re on the Walkway or in your living room, snap a selfie and post with the hashtag #KeepUsRunning.
  • Don’t forget to print and showcase your Walkway One Mile race bib, available below
  • Encourage others to participate by sharing our Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/235757894181744/) or visit walkway.org/onemile for complete information about signing up.

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